Helen Sterling

Helen is the founder and managing partner of Sterling Law. She was called to the bar in 1992 and has practised, primarily in all areas of Family Law and in Estates Law since then. She is a graduate of Queen’s University in Ontario and the University of Notre Dame in the United States. Helen has a diverse clientele, both ethnically and geographically, she is a Barrister, Solicitor and Attorney who understands the necessity for many to resolve their disputes through negotiations, mediation and collaborative processes.

a pen on a paper with the word signature

What Can You Do If Your Spouse Won’t Sign Separation Agreement?

Your spouse refusing to sign a separation agreement is one of the most challenging crossroads in life. It’s a situation that brings with it a mix of frustration, confusion, and a quest for resolution. You’re not alone in this. Unfortunately, many people face this hurdle, searching for a way to move forward when the path …

What Can You Do If Your Spouse Won’t Sign Separation Agreement? Read More »

husband and spouse sitting on bed while being upset on each other.

How To Divorce A Narcissistic Spouse?

Narcissists often thrive on control, manipulation, and winning at any cost, which can make your divorce process more stressful. They may use tactics such as gaslighting, financial withholding, and using children as pawns to prolong and complicate the process. Though finding the right approach sounds tricky, a lot can be achieved with strength and dignity.  …

How To Divorce A Narcissistic Spouse? Read More »

A person thinking with a hand resting on her mouth

Why You Should Get A Postnuptial Agreement Before Separation?

Often overlooked and forgotten, postnuptial agreement is starting to become an important legal document for married couples considering divorce. As the name suggests, it is a document that you sign after the wedding and outlines how your assets, debt, and responsibilities will be divided if you choose to separate. If you have a prenup, then …

Why You Should Get A Postnuptial Agreement Before Separation? Read More »

a chid's hand on father's hand

What Is A Parenting Plan? How Do You Make It Work For Your Kids?

When a marriage breaks down, kids usually spend 50% of the time with each parent. With changing schedules, parents often find themselves in quarrels. All of this can be avoided by creating a parenting plan document. It is particularly useful in the first few years of separation and when kids are too young to make …

What Is A Parenting Plan? How Do You Make It Work For Your Kids? Read More »

A man in a leather jacket standing in front of a street light

How Divorce Changes A Man?

Divorce is a turning point in anyone’s life and impacts your day-to-day as well from routines to social circles and hobbies. The impact divorce has on men is less talked about because men are told that showing emotions is a sign of weakness or unmanliness, which we all know is completely false. Expressing what you’re …

How Divorce Changes A Man? Read More »